In the early '90s, a major record deal showed the world the kind of talent jazz-meister Curtis Stigers possesses. Over the years, he's performed with the likes of Eric Clapton, Gene Harris, Elton John and Prince to name a few; he can be heard on both feature film and television soundtracks; he's added businessman to his curriculum vitae as part-owner of well-loved pub, Pengilly's; and he was recently named Radio 2 Jazz Artist of the Year at the BBC Jazz Awards. Though some may be jealous, we're more than happy to just bask a little in his glow.
Second Place: Doug Martsch
Third Place: Rebecca Scott